Pershing, the clearing firm controlled by The Bank of New York, on Tuesday said that it has begun providing broker-dealer and independent registered investment advisor customers with access to specialized research metrics on more than 5,000 stocks worldwide.

BNY Jaywalk, the bank's independent equity research consulting firm, will supply Pershing with its Consensus Metrics research tool, a consolidated ratings system culled from a global network of 150 independent research providers. The metrics provide investment professionals with a snapshot of the overall sentiment of a wide range of independent analysts on a particular stock along with its 90-day performance.

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